Wine has a long established history of being our drink of choice for celebrating, entertaining, and savoring life; but it didn't start out that way. From the invention of the barrel to the designation of the separate viticultural areas, wine has a long and sorted history. In our daily feature "This Date In Wine History," we share an event of critical importance in wine history.
In an experiment in 1749 the measurements of a thermoscope (an early form of thermometer) was tested with water, salt water and “spirit of wine” mixed with water. This last version caused the instrument to rise much more dramatically.
Baron Bettino Ricasoli, the Father of Chianti Classico, was born in 1809.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruled in 1813 that the Philadelphia Sheriff Barker was not entitled to break into Plaintiff Lyle’s house and seize 29 pipes of Madeira to pay an undetermined debt to Robert Morris.
Bentley’s Miscellany in 1842 published an account of three “medical young gentlemen” who attended the Greenwich fair, meeting at the Cheshire Cheese in Wine-office Court, Fleet Street.
Oregon's Umpqua Valley AVA was designated in 1984.